19 June 2001
SCOPE. This military handbook, UFC 4-150-07, is a guide for the
inspection, maintenance, and repair of waterfront structures and related facilities.
It is a source of reference for planning, estimating, and performing technical
maintenance and repair work; and may serve as a training manual for waterfront
facilities maintenance personnel.
PURPOSE. This handbook provides guidance for maintenance and
repair of waterfront facilities to retain them in continuous readiness for use by the
Fleet and in support of military marine operations.
APPLICATION. The types of waterfront facilities covered include:
Berthing facilities for mooring and for providing support to ships and
Drydocks used for modification, inspection, maintenance and repair
Components of waterfront structures such as piling, dolphins,
bulkheads, and decks.
Fender systems are briefly considered. Refer to MO-104.1,
Maintenance of Fender Systems and Camels, for detailed coverage.
Not specifically considered in this handbook are:
Coastal protection structures designed to protect shorelines or
Components of waterfront structures such as utility distribution
systems and fleet moorings.
The maintenance and repair of coastal protection structures is included
in the Army Corps of Engineers, Shore Protection Manual, Volumes I and II.
Repair of coastal structures is covered in more detail in USACE, Coastal
Engineering Technical Notes and Repair, Evaluation, Maintenance, and
Rehabilitation Technical Notes. The maintenance of utility distribution systems is
covered by various service manuals and commercial publications. NAVFAC MO-
124, Mooring Maintenance, provides details on the maintenance of fleet mooring
These documents, and all Government documents referenced in this
handbook, provide additional guidance primarily to DOD and U.S. Coast Guard
activities. They may also be useful, however, to commercial firms that provide